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Bill Ayers

Professor & Education Theorist; Co-Founder & Radical Activist w/ the Weather Underground

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Bill Ayers Biography

Bill Ayers is an elementary education theorist and a leader in the counterculture movement who opposed US involvement in the Vietnam War. He is best known for his 1960s radical activism and his current work in education reform, curriculum, and instruction.

In 1969, Ayers co-founded the Weather Underground, a self-described communist revolutionary group with the intent to overthrow imperialism, that conducted a campaign of bombing public buildings (including police stations, the US Capitol Building, and the Pentagon) during the 1960s and 1970s in response to US involvement in the Vietnam War.

He is a retired professor in the College of Education at the University of Illinois at Chicago, formerly holding the titles of Distinguished Professor of Education and Senior University Scholar.

Ayers’ articles have appeared in many journals including the Harvard Educational Review, the Journal of Teacher Education, Teachers College Record, Rethinking Schools, The Nation, Educational Leadership, the New York Times and the Cambridge Journal of Education.

He is also the author of a variety of books including Public Enemy: Confessions of an American Dissident, * To Teach: The Journey in Comics, and Race Course: Against White Supremacy*.

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Demand the Impossible!: A Radical Manifesto

Demand the Impossible!: A Radical Manifesto

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  • How do I book Bill Ayers to speak at my event?

    Our experienced booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure speakers like Bill Ayers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment since 2002. Click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page to check availability for Bill Ayers, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get speaking fee information and check availability for Bill Ayers or any other speaker of your choice.
  • What are the speaker fees for Bill Ayers

    Speaking fees for Bill Ayers, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. The estimated fees to book Bill Ayers are under $10,000 for live events and available upon request for virtual events. For the most current speaking fee to hire Bill Ayers, click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak directly with an experienced booking agent.
  • What topics does Bill Ayers speak about?

    Bill Ayers is a keynote speaker and industry expert whose speaking topics include Activism, Authors, Culture, Education, Journalism, Political Speakers, Professors, Social Justice, University Speakers.
  • Where does Bill Ayers travel from?

    Bill Ayers generally travels from Chicago, IL, USA, but can be booked for private corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances across the country.
  • Who is Bill Ayers’s agent?

    AAE Speakers Bureau has successfully booked keynote speakers like Bill Ayers for clients worldwide since 2002. As a full-service speaker booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Please click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page including the details of your event, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Bill Ayers for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service speaker booking agency?

    AAE Speakers Bureau is a full-service speaker booking agency, meaning we can completely manage the speaker’s or celebrity’s engagement with your organization from the time of booking your speaker through the event’s completion. We provide all of the services you need to host Bill Ayers or any other speaker of your choice, including offer negotiation, contractual assistance, accounting and billing, and event speaker travel and logistics services. When you book a speaker with us, we manage the process of hosting a speaker for you as an extension of your team. Our goal is to give our clients peace of mind and a best-in-class service experience when booking a speaker with us.
  • Why is AAE Speakers Bureau different from other booking agencies?

    If you’re looking for the best, unbiased speaker recommendations, paired with a top-notch customer service experience, you’re in the right place. At AAE Speakers Bureau, we exclusively represent the interests of our clients - professional organizations, companies, universities, and associations. We intentionally do not represent the speakers we feature or book. That is so we can present our clients with the broadest and best performing set of speaker options in the market today, and we can make these recommendations without any obligation to promote a specific speaker over another. This is why when our agents suggest a speaker for your event, you can be assured that they are of the highest quality with a history of proven success with our other clients.
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Professor & Education Theorist; Co-Founder & Radical Activist w/ the Weather Underground

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Bill Ayers Biography

Bill Ayers is an elementary education theorist and a leader in the counterculture movement who opposed US involvement in the Vietnam War. He is best known for his 1960s radical activism and his current work in education reform, curriculum, and instruction.

In 1969, Ayers co-founded the Weather Underground, a self-described communist revolutionary group with the intent to overthrow imperialism, that conducted a campaign of bombing public buildings (including police stations, the US Capitol Building, and the Pentagon) during the 1960s and 1970s in response to US involvement in the Vietnam War.

He is a retired professor in the College of Education at the University of Illinois at Chicago, formerly holding the titles of Distinguished Professor of Education and Senior University Scholar.

Ayers’ articles have appeared in many journals including the Harvard Educational Review, the Journal of Teacher Education, Teachers College Record, Rethinking Schools, The Nation, Educational Leadership, the New York Times and the Cambridge Journal of Education.

He is also the author of a variety of books including Public Enemy: Confessions of an American Dissident, * To Teach: The Journey in Comics, and Race Course: Against White Supremacy*.

Bill Ayers Videos

  • William Ayers: Education in a Democracy
  • Headline: Author Bill Ayers on the Eighteen Myths of Public Education
  • Bill Ayers: The Call To Teach

Bill Ayers Books

FAQs on booking Bill Ayers

  • How do I book Bill Ayers to speak at my event?

    Our experienced booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure speakers like Bill Ayers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment since 2002. Click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page to check availability for Bill Ayers, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get speaking fee information and check availability for Bill Ayers or any other speaker of your choice.
  • What are the speaker fees for Bill Ayers

    Speaking fees for Bill Ayers, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. The estimated fees to book Bill Ayers are under $10,000 for live events and available upon request for virtual events. For the most current speaking fee to hire Bill Ayers, click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak directly with an experienced booking agent.
  • What topics does Bill Ayers speak about?

    Bill Ayers is a keynote speaker and industry expert whose speaking topics include Activism, Authors, Culture, Education, Journalism, Political Speakers, Professors, Social Justice, University Speakers.
  • Where does Bill Ayers travel from?

    Bill Ayers generally travels from Chicago, IL, USA, but can be booked for private corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances across the country.
  • Who is Bill Ayers’s agent?

    AAE Speakers Bureau has successfully booked keynote speakers like Bill Ayers for clients worldwide since 2002. As a full-service speaker booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Please click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page including the details of your event, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Bill Ayers for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service speaker booking agency?

    AAE Speakers Bureau is a full-service speaker booking agency, meaning we can completely manage the speaker’s or celebrity’s engagement with your organization from the time of booking your speaker through the event’s completion. We provide all of the services you need to host Bill Ayers or any other speaker of your choice, including offer negotiation, contractual assistance, accounting and billing, and event speaker travel and logistics services. When you book a speaker with us, we manage the process of hosting a speaker for you as an extension of your team. Our goal is to give our clients peace of mind and a best-in-class service experience when booking a speaker with us.
  • Why is AAE Speakers Bureau different from other booking agencies?

    If you’re looking for the best, unbiased speaker recommendations, paired with a top-notch customer service experience, you’re in the right place. At AAE Speakers Bureau, we exclusively represent the interests of our clients - professional organizations, companies, universities, and associations. We intentionally do not represent the speakers we feature or book. That is so we can present our clients with the broadest and best performing set of speaker options in the market today, and we can make these recommendations without any obligation to promote a specific speaker over another. This is why when our agents suggest a speaker for your event, you can be assured that they are of the highest quality with a history of proven success with our other clients.

Bill Ayers is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Bill Ayers for your event is $5,000 - $10,000. Bill Ayers generally travels from Chicago, IL, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Dan Porterfield, Liz Dozier, Cynthia Germanotta, Dr. Sharroky Hollie and Audrey Watters. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Bill Ayers for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Bill Ayers Speaker Videos

  • William Ayers: Education in a Democracy
    Headline: Author Bill Ayers on the Eighteen Myths of Public Education
  • Bill Ayers: The Call To Teach
    Bill Ayers, "Demand the Impossible!: A Radical Manifesto"
  • Bill Ayers interviews "John Dewey"
    Bill Ayers: "I Wrote Dreams From My Father"

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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

If you are the talent and wish to request a profile update or removal from our online directory, please submit a profile request form.

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